Paul David Hewson
10 May 1960
|Other names||Bono Vox|
|Occupation||Singer-songwriter, activist, businessman, philanthropist|
Ali Hewson (m. 1982)
|Children||4, including Eve Hewson|
|Origin||Finglas, Dublin, Ireland|
|Genres||Rock, post-punk, alternative rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica|
Paul David Hewson KBE (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, activist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band U2.
Career[change | change source]
He became a member of the band U2 on 25 September 1976, when he responded to a message that was placed by Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band.
The name Bono was a type of hearing aid and in Latin means good voice.
Bono married Alison Stewart. They have four children. Jordan (b. 1989), Eve (b. 1991), Elijah (b. 1999) and John (b. 2001).
Bono is known for doing a lot of charity work. For this, he was named Time Person of the Year in 2005. Bono has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, though he did not win it.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Wall, Mick (2006). Bono: In the Name of Love. Andre Deutsch Ltd. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-233-00177-7.